Nightly Roundup: July 19, 2019

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19Jul 2019
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Nightly Roundup: July 19, 2019

Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey (image via Oakland Press)

What do you think about Michigan playing two quarterbacks?

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11Feb 2019
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Nightly Roundup: February 11, 2019

Steve Buckley ranks all 30 of Tom Brady’s post-season career victories (LINK).

Mike Farrell hands out some superlatives for Big Ten recruiting in the 2019 class, including several Michigan players (LINK).

Scott Dochterman has a long interview with Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz (LINK).

Adam Rittenberg and Tom VanHaaren talk about college football free agency, a.k.a. the transfer portal (LINK).

10Jan 2019
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Review of 2018 Season Predictions

Nico Collins (image via MGoBlue)

I always like to look back at my predictions for the previous season to see how well I judged the year beforehand. Here’s the link to my 2018 Season Predictions (and the comments): LINK.

LEADING RUSHER
Prediction: Karan Higdon, 1100 yards
Actual: Higdon, 1178 yards
Thoughts: Higdon was about as effective as I thought he would be, although he would have ended up with more yardage if he didn’t miss one regular season game (due to injury) and then the bowl game (due to selfishness). I was surprised he was named First Team All-Big Ten, but there were some other backs in the conference who were not as effective as I thought they would be.

LEADING RECEIVER
Prediction: Donovan Peoples-Jones, 750 yards
Actual: Nico Collins, 632 yards
Thoughts: Collins had a breakout season, going from 3 catches for 27 yards in 2017 to leading the team in receiving yardage (and being #2 in receptions) in 2018. Peoples-Jones was just behind Collins by a mere 20 yards and led the team in receptions (47), but Collins was the big downfield target.

LEADING TACKLER
Prediction: Devin Bush, Jr., 95 tackles
Actual: Bush, 79 tackles
Thoughts: As the middle linebacker, Bush was an obvious choice, but his instincts and sideline-to-sideline speed ensured that he would make plays all over the field. Safety Tyree Kinnel was not far behind with 74 tackles in one more game, since Bush missed the bowl game.

Hit the jump for the rest of the review.

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